Thursday, April 19, 2012

Luxury Jewelry Boxes: Get one that is as luxurious as your jewelry

Jewelry boxes come in all sizes and range from small cases designed for children to luxury jewelry boxes and chests that would not be out of place in a queen's palace. If you are in the market for a high-end jewelry box then this article can serve as your buying guide.

The most luxurious jewelry boxes are solid pieces of furniture made out of fine hardwoods with mitered corners, sturdy hardware, compass hinges, luxurious hand-fitted linings and piano finishes. Some also have locks and keys for added security and privacy.

A good example of a luxury jewelry box is the fully locking bubinga wood jewelry box. It is hand cut and hand finished and takes over 20 days to produce. This gives you the reassurance that you are not getting something that is churned out on an assembly line.

With three pull-out drawers and two doors that swing out for necklace storage, it can house a large and varied collection of jewelry. Its inlays are stunning and one customer commented that "the inlaid wood design is much better looking than the picture shows. I've been to Sorrento, in Italy where they make the inlaid wood and it would cost three times more." This box lists at $520 but at Chasing Treasure you can get it on sale for $379.95. When you shop online, maintain your vigilance about the quality of products you see but be ready to snap up any handcrafted items that are being sold at substantial discounts from the list price.

Another of the high-end jewelry boxes is an artisan teak wood jewelry box chest. This box features Teakwood construction with a cherry piano finish. The mitered corners give a seamless appearance and a large mirror in the lift lid, omega necklace storage, multiple drawers, and lush "silsuede" interior all go into making a luxurious box which will become a family heirloom.

This type of luxury box sells for $650, but like the previous jewelry box mentioned if you shop for it on sale you'll find it for under $400.

The luxury boxes come in various shapes and sizes but they are all characterized by fine woods, artistic finishes, good hardware and hand crafted construction. The best of the jewelry boxes are made out of solid wood with hand rubbed finishes or high quality exotic veneers. All of these elements make the price higher, but they enhance the value and durability of the finished product.

If you think about the long-run and want your jewelry box or chest to be handed down as an heirloom from generation to generation, then the higher price of the best products are completely reasonable. So, look around and make sure that you check the details of the composition and method of construction of the box, and then choose one that will give you and your heirs satisfaction for a long time to come.

by Linea Riffel, Contributing Editor for, online retailer of jewelry boxes for women, watch cases for men, and music jewelry boxes for girls. Linnea is a wardrobe consultant and writes about fashion trends and gift ideas.

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